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Yearly Archives: 2013

We finally got word that Isla’s passport was ready to be picked up, so she and I ventured down to the consulate early Friday afternoon. Getting the passport took minutes, but finding a cab and making our way back to Kangqiao took nearly two hours. That’s what you get living in the biggest city in […]

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Life would really be perfect if I could just find a way to become a professional baby and cat snuggler. Seriously though, these moments are precious beyond words…   The cats are still watching Isla warily, and trying to figure out just what she is exactly. With wide eyes, they cautiously sniff her toes and […]

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Our transition to parenthood has been amazingly smooth, and for that we are very thankful! I think much of our good fortune is due in part to the fact that Isla is a super relaxed and happy kiddo. However, we also educated and equipped ourselves with helpful strategies and supplies in preparation for those challenging […]

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Bath time… definitely not Isla’s favorite time of the day. No, in fact, I think I can say with complete confidence that baths are Isla’s least favorite activity. This kiddo prefers to remain clothed and dry. Since losing her umbilical cord we’ve been able to submerge her in the tub, which she tolerates a little […]

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Isla had her 1 month check up today and our little pumpkin has been growing like crazy! She now weighs 4.45 kg (9.8lbs) and is 56.5 cm long (22.2 inches). It’s amazing to think that in just one month she has gained well over 2 lbs and grown more than 2 inches! She’s measuring in […]

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